George A. Bekey spent several years with Beckman Instruments and TRW Systems before joining the faculty of the University of Southern California, where his work as a roboticist focused on ethics, robot-human interaction, and biomedical engineering.
Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers -- also called automation, data reduction, or data handling systems -- for the petroleum, aerospace, and defense industries. Beckman Instruments eventually stopped producing these systems after their cost and the time required to customize them kept them from being widely adopted.
Bekey, George A. “Instructions, Preparing Problems for Solution on an Analog Computer,” January 17, 1957. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 121, Folder 65. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/3j333301b.